UEFA has named Wembley as the venue for the 2013 Champions League final, two years after the stadium also hosted this year's final.

UEFA president Michel Platini announced Thursday that the final would return to the London venue, building on the success of the May 28 showpiece between Manchester United and Barcelona.

It will be the first time a stadium has hosted the European Cup final twice in three years, although Wembley hosted the final twice in four years between 1968 and 1971.

The 2013 final takes place during the English Football Association's 150th anniversary.

It will be the seventh time that Wembley has hosted the Champions League or European Cup final, the most of any venue.

Platini said: "There are always many candidates for the Champions League final and the Congress but this is to mark the special year of the English FA.''

In April, before this year's final, Platini apologised for the high cost of

tickets at Wembley and said UEFA would consider introducing a cheaper category for families for future finals.

The cheapest tickets on general sale were priced at £150 plus a £26

administration fee, and the cheapest package for one adult and one child was only available in category two seats costing £338.